The Kodachrome project

Kodachrome is probably the most popular color film in the history of photography. While film processing will go on until the end of 2010, production stopped last year, being another victim to the massive switch of photographers to digital. I love the colors of Kodachrome, which are very difficult to replicate with digital, and some aspects of it did influence my perception of colors. So when Dan Bayer of the Kodachrome project told me he would visit Paris, I gladly proposed to go on a few shooting sessions in the streets of Paris. It was a great experience and very insightful to see Dan’s perception of light and colors as well as shooting technique. Dan is a professional photographer who is on a quest to celebrate the 75th (and last) anniversary of Kodachrome. Shooting mainly with Leica’s, his work will result in a book that can be considered as a the closing act of the Kodachrome history. So if you are interested in learning more, please visit Dan’s Kodachrome project website.

Exploring the streets of Paris, Dan became a Parisian the day he finally bought a beret and paused in front of the Moulin Rouge. Obviously … still scanning around for his next « Kodachrome shot ».


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/250, ISO1600

3 Responses to “The Kodachrome project”

  1. Suzy dit :

    Thank you! I found his Paris photos on his project blog. Awesome.

  2. Thomas dit :

    I bet that was a GREAT experience. There is a photo tour (for visitors mostly) of Paris, supposed to be very good, have you heard of it?